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My first sewing shop

I was doing the errands in Thornbury the other day and spotted a poster, it said, “Are you a local artist/craftsperson looking for somewhere to exhibit, sell or demonstrate? Short term occupancy available now.” I had to find out more and now I have my very own short term occupancy, I couldn’t resist. So from 12th…

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Holiday Sewing Club Preparations

Preparations for the holiday sewing clubs are well underway. I have some gorgeous coloured felts to chose from and several animal pincushion patterns ready to go.

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my Bernina

I have my Bernina, Artista 185 home again. It had to go away for 6 weeks to be repaired, the mother board had died. It had a full service at the time too. I am just so pleased, I rushed home to give it a go, the sheer bliss of seeing its little computer screen…

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Zipper patent

How the humble zip was born

You might have noticed, if you looked at Google’s home page, that today is the birthday of Gideon Sundbäck, he lived from April 24, 1880 – June 21, 1954. He is well know for his major contribution to the creating of the zip or zipper as it was known back then. Here is a link…

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Monday Sewing Class

A lovely class today, the children worked well, with quiet chatter. Half the class were engrossed in decorating the front of their square bears, choosing buttons and embroidery thread colours, the other half were getting to grips with sewing around corners and curves, in preparation for sewing their lavender hearts together. It’s a super room…

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